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Local Editorials

Platitudes won’t stop mass shootings

Saturday night’s mass shooting at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar in St. Paul was a hellish scene, according to police and survivors. An argument in the bar escalated, and two of the arguers pulled guns to settle it. In the crossfire, one woman was killed and 14 people were ...

Facebook’s in need of regulation

The American public has been made aware of some disturbing things that social media giant Facebook has been doing. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen told, in a “60 Minutes” interview and in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, how Facebook, and its ...

Find a way to support what matters

The news that three Central Minnesota arts organizations will be requiring audiences to not only mask up, but prove their vaccination status or provide a recent negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours of the event). Certainly, many patrons of the Paramount Center for the Arts, the College of ...

Et. Cetera

Disc Golf The Minnesota State Disc Golf Tournament is taking place today and Sunday at Cedar Creek Park in Fairmont. The park offers three 18-hole courses, and it’s right here in Fairmont. Trevor Boehne, an organizer of the tournament, shared that often times registration for tournaments in ...

Crisis averted, until December

Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate have come to an agreement to extend the U.S. debt limit into December, which will avoid a government default that would have occurred next week, and giving time to come up with a solution by December. They are not toning down the hyperbole, ...

Who is McConnell sticking it to — Democrats or America?

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are continuing to be the monkey wrench in the gears of government when it comes to raising the federal debt limit. Republicans are planning to filibuster on raising or suspending the debt limit, forcing Democrats to come up with 60 votes they don’t ...